Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9 (Kreutzer) – Leonid Kogan, Nina Kogan

The great Ukraine-born Soviet violinist of 20th century, Leonid Kogan, and his daughter Nina Kogan perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 Opus 47, commonly known as the “Kreutzer Sonata”.

Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto (Violin: Haik Kazazyan)

Armenian violinist Haik Kazazyan plays Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D minor at Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 6th of June 2008 (Aram Khachaturian 100th Anniversary Concert). Moscow State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Kogan, the son of the legendary violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan.

Leonid Kogan plays Nel cor più non mi sento (Paganini)

A preeminent Soviet violinist of the 20th century, Leonid Kogan plays Niccolò Paganini’s “Nel cor più non mi sento“. It is actually a soprano aria from act 2 in Giovanni Paisiello’s 1788 opera L’amor contrastato, ossia La molinara, usually known as La molinara. Paganini is one of the composers who wrote variations based on Paisiello’s […]